I am not a gardener. I do not have a farm. In fact, I don’t have a “green thumb” at all. However, I can – and DID – grow my own mushrooms…and so can you. Fellow dietitian and blogger Diana Leah Wilson recently hooked me up with a Mushroom Kit from the company “Back to the Roots” and it was incredibly simple!
The kit is essentially just a box which the mushrooms grow out of and comes complete with instructions and a little spray bottle needed to mist the mushrooms as they grow.
After soaking the bag in water overnight, you basically just put the mushroom box by a window, spray with water a few times a day, and BAM about 10 days later you have oyster mushrooms!
Clearly they started to take a turn south at the end and I should have used them a bit sooner, but oh well! 🙂
This would make an awesome gift for kids and adults alike. Seriously, bringing the hostess flowers is OUT and bringing a grow-your-own mushroom kit is IN!
So get yourself a mushroom kit and TRY IT OUT! Recipes ideas available on the Back to the Roots Blog in case you just don’t know what to do with the mushrooms after they grow!
Do you grown any of your own food? If so, how did you get in to it? What would be something easy to start with?
P.S. – Ankle update: I had a follow-up appointment today with the orthopedic and the plan is to get a MRI to rule out other problems. I should (hopefully) have more answers and a new plan of attack by the start of July!